Britney Spears has finally said what Angelenos past and present have known about the entertainment capital for years: "You never know who to trust, and some people can be fake." (The singer probably isn't talking about the influencer-packed streets of West Hollywood, but the sentiment rings true nonetheless.)
In a typically candid Instagram post, Spears explained, "Living in LA is such a trip !!! It can be lonely at times." The caption was written on a photo of text, which reads, "Pay close attention to the people who don't clap when you win."
Luckily, the 37-year-old has a built a support system, including, we're assuming, boyfriend Sam Ashgari, whom she regularly gushes about on social media. "I have a very small circle of friends, and simply do what makes me happy !!!" she added. "It breaks my heart to see the comments on my posts sometimes .... so I simply choose not to look anymore ... let the clever haters do what they do best .... hate!!!"
Spears has made it a habit of addressing her detractors on Instagram, recently calling out what she claimed were altered images of herself in a bathing suit while on vacation.
In recent months, the singer has very publicly dealt with her father's illness, questions over her conservatorship, and a restraining order against her ex-manager, but at least she seems to be handling the negativity with her head held high. Don't you know that you're toxic, haters?